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Psychology major benefits from journalistic experience

Psychology major benefits from journalistic experience

Story by Brenna Thompson, News Editor
June 12, 2017
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Recently I was interviewed, rather than being the interviewer. It was an eye-opening experience, and I realized the quantity and quality of material I have accumulated as well as the concepts I have learned from reporting at a small university rather than a large one. My interviewer, who was from a much...

Taking the road less traveled

Taking the road less traveled

Story by Whitney Silkey, Assistant News Editor
May 5, 2017
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Last spring semester when I got back from spring break, I had the sudden calling to become a nurse. Prior to this, I was undecided on a major for the majority of my freshman year, and I spent my sophomore year as a psychology major. But once I had the urge to become a nurse, I knew that this would be...

Scientists forced to defend research

Scientists forced to defend research

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist
May 1, 2017
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The pursuit of knowledge in order to improve our quality of life sounds like a goal no one would be opposed to. However, in politics, there always has to be disagreement. Protestors have been gathering across the United States in order to advocate for the support of scientific research. This is in...

Editorial: Pay heed to professor connections

Editorial: Pay heed to professor connections

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board
April 26, 2017
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You’re up late one night cramming for a 10:30 a.m. exam the next day and decide to skip your 9:30 a.m. class. You didn’t expect what would come the next morning, however. You’re awakened at 9:34 a.m. to an unknown phone number and a voicemail. It’s your professor wondering why you’re not...

The ethics of unpaid internships

The ethics of unpaid internships

Story by Lily Stephens, Writer
April 19, 2017
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In today's job market, a high level of experience in your desired profession is a vital feature on your resume. For most college students, the best way to gain this experience is through internships. As the summer months draw closer, students are beginning to decide if an internship will be part of their...

What you need to know before using marijuana

What you need to know before using marijuana

Story by Abigaile Roorda, Writer
April 19, 2017
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A continuing debate involves the legalization of cannabis - more commonly referred to as weed, pot or marijuana. Some say it’s a gateway drug to harder drugs such as cocaine or heroin. Others say that the benefits outweigh any downsides. As the debate continues, it’s important to know the facts. I...

Audiobooks trending among millennials

Audiobooks trending among millennials

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist
April 17, 2017
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Over the course of growing up (if one can even consider me a ‘grownup’) and gaining my education, I lost what formerly was a fierce love of reading, and I became obsessed with productivity. At some point, my days of being engrossed in a Harry Potter novel for eight hours at a time ended. Now my...

Dissatisfied U.S. workers contribute to employee burnout

Dissatisfied U.S. workers contribute to employee burnout

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist
April 5, 2017
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Senioritis is a real problem. A disease so bad it could probably be diagnosed. I am unmotivated and completely burned out. In fact, a majority of America’s workforce suffers from the same burnout. Regardless of recent growth in the current economy, America’s workforce is extremely overworked....

Editorial: Journalism can combat fake news

Editorial: Journalism can combat fake news

Story by The Baker Orange Editorial Board
April 3, 2017
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Alternative facts. Fake news. This is the world we live in today. Does it have to be that way? Both Trump and his supporters view the media as “the enemy,” and this idea is starting to transfer to the rest of the U.S. population. The media are portrayed as sleazy and tricksters, but that simply isn’t tr...

BU marketing ‘gifs’ humor to social media

BU marketing ‘gifs’ humor to social media

Story by Spencer Brown, Assistant News Editor
April 3, 2017
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Search for Baker University on Twitter, and you’ll see something you probably would not have seen only a few short years ago: gifs. Of course, with any use of social media today, it’s all about engaging followers, and Baker is doing just that. Retweet after retweet, the marketing department continues...

Conservative students stifled on college campuses

Conservative students stifled on college campuses

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist
March 27, 2017
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Things usually do not go right for college professors. And by “right,” I mean right-wing. According to Boston Magazine, “In the South and throughout the Great Plains, the ratio of liberal to conservative professors hover(s) around 3 to 1. On the liberal left coast, the ratio was 6 to 1. And then the...

Division grows between millennials and baby boomers

Division grows between millennials and baby boomers

Story by Lauren Freking, Columnist
March 22, 2017
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Some of the worst feelings a human can experience involve being ignored or misunderstood The United States is currently experiencing a time of multiple internal divisions rooted in race, gender, and perhaps the most overlooked, generational differences. My fellow millennials sometimes sense that...

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